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Community Appreciation Day

Celebrate life & learning

Please join Columbia College-Jefferson City as we celebrate life & learning at the Community Appreciation Day on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free to attend and is open to the public. Free food will be served, and the scheduled activities include: interactive educational exhibits, community partner displays and freebies, a children’s room full of fun activities and door prize giveaways every 15 minutes as well as grand prizes at the end of the day! All attendees are encouraged to bring food items to donate to the Samaritan Center. Columbia College-Jefferson City is located at 3314 Emerald Lane. For more information, call 573-634-3250.

When: Saturday, Sept. 6, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Columbia College-Jefferson City, 3314 Emerald Lane

Cost: Free


Sponsors--Columbia College-Jefferson City thanks all of our generous sponsors!

  • Madison’s Cafe
  • Domenico’s Italian Restaurant & Lounge
  • Bandana’s BBQ 
  • Sam’s Club
  • International Blends 
  • Hy-Vee
  • Paparazzi Jewelry/Kacie Mahan
  • Cardinals Tickets Holistic Hands
  • Massage Package 
  • Railwood Golf 
  • Lewis & Clark Task Force

Schedule of Events   (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Live radio remote with KAT Country from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hot dogs, chips and soda free for everyone! 

Door prize drawings every 15 minutes 

Samaritan Center Food Drive — All attendees are encouraged to bring food items!

Jefferson City Police Department with patrol car  

Jefferson City Fire Department with ladder truck

Missouri State Highway Patrol with patrol truck 

Missouri National Guard with military vehicle  

Interactive educational exhibits including: 

  • Mark Twain and a Lewis & Clark fur trader in the Historical Artifacts Room    
  • Play with authentic 1800s toys, and learn about 19th century life from our interactive antique displays.
  • Explore the physical world in the Natural Sciences room.
  • Visit with a modern day mining geologist in full mining gear! Have fun in the Children’s Room.
  • Scooter, the famous Columbia College mascot
  • Boy and Girl Scouts, along with interesting information and exhibits
  • Macaroni Kid with fun kids' activities
  • Clowns with face painting and balloon art 
  • Learn how to better care for yourself in our Health and Wellness room
    • Enjoy a chair massage by Holistic Hands.
    • Learn about the benefits of physical activity with reps from Planet Fitness.

Community partner displays

Boys & Girls Club        
Missouri National Guard      
Special Learning Center      
Jefferson City Fire Department    
Sam's Club        
Dreams to Reality        
Macaroni Kid        
Department of Health and Senior Services    
C&S Business Services    
Missouri Department of Transportation    
Girl Scouts      
Special Olympics     
Missouri State Highway Patrol        
Jefferson City Police Department        
Boy Scouts

Columbia College-Jefferson City thanks all of our community partners who are joining us to make the 2014 Community Appreciation Day a big success!